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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa

ECA Policy Research Report

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This report provides a comprehensive evaluation of the state of Africa’s integration process, showing where efforts have succeeded or failed including why intra African trade remains low; and how lack of macro-economic policy convergence and insufficient infrastructures hamper integration.

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Measuring progress on integration

The treaties creating Africa’s regional economic communities set wide-ranging goals in many areas, with an emphasis on trade and macro economic integration. To assess regional integration, research for this report examined how close each regional community has come to achieving those goals and the pace of their progress—both individually and relative to each other. The research also gauged the direction and momentum of regional integration. The assessment points to measures needed to strengthen and deepen regional cooperation and integration in Africa.

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